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Recruiters! We must learn to sell why we are still relevant

Let’s not fool ourselves. We are not a loved profession. Clients often use us begrudgingly, some even with open hostility. I have sat in client board-level meetings and heard with my own ears, the resentment felt towards our industry. I have listened, squirming, while clients plan to avoid using recruiters and any third party staff providers.

Even before the downturn, the evidence was all around us. The rise of internal recruitment teams, the clear strategy to reduce use of outside… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on August 23, 2009 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Battle Between MicroSoft-Yahoo! and Google

Just read out news about the tie-up between MicroSoft and Yahoo! that they are going to war against Google. Yeah! I think this relationship will show their charm on the Internet media what Google provide and offer to their customer at every corner of the world. It is the war for net advertisement, newest technology and the market share in the business segment. (Read Full Article at

Added by Aniruddha Deodhar on August 22, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Speed Is What We Need

I often refer to the line used by Burgess Meredith (Mickey) in the Rocky films in the early 1970’s that, while training Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Mickey is insistent on the “need for speed.” “You need speed, lighting quick speed…” during my workday. A firm’s speed of delivery is one the best differentiators in how a company can stand out versus the competition.

As Sales and Recruiting professionals in an economy where competition is fiercer than ever, staff augmentation firms need… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Burkhardt on August 22, 2009 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Blogs and a new splits partner - Wow - lets see how it goes.

Jason Davis and I sat down at a desk of his a number of years ago when was in it's infancy. To be honest, I think I was the 9th member to join up. There was definitely less than 20, and more than 5 members.. At one point, I had every single member as my "friend". I now have only 80 or so friends. Jason is both someone I respect professionally and a friend here in Toronto. Hats off to him.

Why the accolades now? Well, through recruitingblogs. i've met a contact… Continue

Added by Kalch on August 21, 2009 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

I don't think it's worth the call

I saw the other day that a new employee referral system launched called I thought right away I should tell them that what they should really do is buy the domain name because it's better but then thought that they would have already if they were committed.

Added by Slouch on August 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Jobradio's iphone app is free is a public service project that myself and Peter Clayton (Total Picture radio) launched in October of last year. The ideas is to aggregate career advice podcasts into an internet stream that plays continuously 24x7.

The goal of the station is to help make people better job seekers.

We have recently announced an iphone/ipod touch app so if you know a job seeker… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on August 21, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

What woodworking has taught me about job boards

I’ve built various items with wood for many years. Some resemble furniture, others…well, they were interesting to create. Yet, apart from the sheer fun of cutting, chopping, paring, and (occasionally) pounding wood, I’ve also managed to extract a few lessons that have crossed over to my life in job boards:

1. Never cut first, measure second. Translating to the job board world, that means you should take some time – a goodly amount of it – thinking about what your next big move… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 21, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

Best Out Of Office Replies for the Recruiter on the Go.

Look around you. Summer is almost over. Kids are back in school and traffic just sucks now. But, hey! You’re not sweating it. You got one more trip planned before you break out the mock turtle neck and cords. So here is what you need to do before you head out on Labor Day. Crank up that handy-dandy Out of Office Assistant to let everyone know you’re out of the office.

Here are some truthful and honest Out of Office Reply templates for Recruiters.

The “Conference or… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on August 21, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

resume parser using outlook 2007

i followed the instructions to install. i was prompted to install .net 3.5 and i did that.
now i get a message " a necessary component for interacting with outlook not available, please install using setup.exe. when i try doing so, i get the same message again, how do i resolve? please help

Added by Surendra Kukreja on August 21, 2009 at 6:59am — No Comments

He found a job: My Interview with Ross Dreher

I'm continuing to interview successful job seekers and have just posted my interview with Ross Dreher. Check out what he did to find a job. You might even learn a thing or two.


Ross -

Thanks again for being a part of this little social job search experience.

First, can you give a brief over view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment?

My background is in IT sales, specifically as a software sales… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on August 21, 2009 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

Attention San Diego Recruiters - Join the Recruiter Roadshow event - Free to recruiters with open positions

Sign Up Now for the Recruiter Roadshow Del Mar Event on August 25th

The Recruiter Roadshow Brings Together "Real Jobs for Real Candidates"

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 7, 2009 - Recruiter Roadshow, a company focused on delivering Real Jobs for Real Candidates, announced its inaugural event on August 25th. Job candidates will have the unique opportunity to meet and interview with recruiters who have REAL… Continue

Added by John Walker on August 20, 2009 at 8:41pm — No Comments

A bad case of CEOitis

Do you remember that guy who got a funding of $3million in his the series A round, he had an impressive business plan, he displayed rapid growth and claimed he was 12 months from breaking even? Do you remember how he delivered his commitments during the first 6 months, which was followed by a series of losses? This situation is all too common, we have all seen this, but now instead of ignoring this situation, lets shed light on how this could happen, and what signs can we watch out… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 20, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

No Respect for the Candidates! Who is with me?

Where has the respect for the candidates gone?

I was trained in recruitment some years ago by the true old timers. The owner of the agency I cut my teeth in had owned this permanent recruiting agency for 30 years at that point. Same office, a handful of the original guys, ashtrays on the desks next to the phone and of course a phone book. No computers, applications or technology. Believe it or not you got smacked in the back of the head and… Continue

Added by Darrin Grella on August 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

The Ringmaster's on a smoke break...

Time management - oh the words sound so simple but are yet so darn tricky. How else are there several books, infomercials, classes, and seminars dedicated to this very topic? How often do we feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland singing badly along to "I'm late for a very important date..." while frantically staring at our pocket watch? We learn and adjust to suit the obstacles we face. But every so often I can… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Resume Parsing System Built just for

I wanted to show you something that I think is really a great little tool that Hireability has built and co-branded with

It is a resume parser that sits on top of Microsoft outlook and essentially, you take a folder of resumes and click a button and the system extracts all the information from that resume and creates a contact in your email for that candidate, including the resume which is searchable. It's… Continue

Added by Slouch on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Performance Feedback I

I found here a funny analogy with performance feedback:

"Question: What’s the difference between performance feedback and a root canal?

Answer: Anesthesia"

During performance reviews, I’ve noticed two dominant reactions when receiving negative feedback:

* Constructive – The receiver listens to the sender’s arguments (if the case, also bringing… Continue

Added by me_in_HR on August 20, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Create Your Career Vision Board ...

Waiting, wanting and willing to put up with all of the uncertainty and fear of not knowing what is coming around the corner is enough to make anyone wish they were not living in the now. We have a way of throwing ourselves off balance, waiting for the right moment to make a career move whether we know where we are going or not. Well, it’s okay to be afraid. When in doubt, it’s time to move on…

Life is full of changes. Whether you are expecting a child, moving into a new house,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on August 20, 2009 at 1:45am — 1 Comment

5 reasons why your business should be using online ATS to recruit.

Application Tracking System is an online software application which is designed to recruit employees for an organization. It improves the hiring efficiency of the business. Especially for small businesses who have low Human Resources budget and would operate more effectively by saving on hiring cost.The system works wonders and here's how...

<1. The online system is accessible to applicants regardless of their geographic location. Applicants just have to go online and apply. This… Continue

Added by HDot on August 20, 2009 at 12:32am — No Comments

The Occupation DNA of a Recruiter

At Stanford University, we developed a concept called OccupationDNA. I am sure that several others may have already experimented with this concept, so we decided to take it to new level.

Just as any living thing has a DNA, similarly every occupation has a DNA too - its what the occupation requires for it to be fulfilled. We collaborated with data provided by US Dept. of Labor and developed the OccupationDNA (made up of a collection of 275 traits that we identified) for over 4500… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 19, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Talk it out

With so many talented professionals seeking work in today’s job market, it is interesting to see a number of bright and capable individuals having trouble overcoming themselves during these tough times. For those who have been successful time and again in stronger markets, the loss of career footing is truly disconcerting. The previously successful professional who never experienced pause or setback is now faced with a task that is proving to be very challenging on many different… Continue

Added by Suzanne M King on August 19, 2009 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

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